#1
Guys,
What bands would you recommend that a self-taught player, such as myself, cover/try out, when starting out pretty new to guitar, primarily to expand my abilities and range? I have been playing for a little more than a year and, excluding standard practice sessions, it's always Metallica for me when I do covers, and that's why I have been thinking of trying out new stuff to improve myself.
I'm mostly into thrash metal/heavy metal but I also love complex acoustic/finger-picked/classic rock/old metal/jazz-type songs.
So which bands would you suggest I go into, putting Metallica aside for a while? for learning new techniques and also improving my skills!
#2
Ive been playing for about 2 months and Iron Maiden, Metallica, Sabbath, etc. is the best thing for me right now, i just dont play the solo's yet. Try some maiden and see what it does for you, there a speed metal band so itll build your dexterity like crazy, has a combination of chords, alternative picking, and lots of differant techniques.
#4
RHCP, they have some easy stuff.
Skynyrd
Blink 182
Alkaline Trio
The list goes on.
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#5
anything with good guitar.
hendrix.-all along the watch tower, voodoo child
david gilmour-pinkfloyd-shine on you crazy diamond I-V
clapton..early on with cream-white room, sunshine of your love
page-led zeppelin-stairway to heaven (solo) whole lotta love, etc.
duane allman-blue sky, one way out, melissa

i know you probably like metallica a lot but like you said, put it aside. listen to songs from the guitarists i suggested. you probably heard a lot of them already but still, good guitar, even if you dont personally like the songs.

i had the same problem after a while of playing guitar. you dont know what more to do. i dont know your level but after you learn your first solo, it all gets easier. solo to iron man and to stairway to heaven are 2 of the first solos i learned.

i dont know if this helps you out but good luck man
#6
Quote by davem27
anything with good guitar.
hendrix.-all along the watch tower, voodoo child
david gilmour-pinkfloyd-shine on you crazy diamond I-V
clapton..early on with cream-white room, sunshine of your love
page-led zeppelin-stairway to heaven (solo) whole lotta love, etc.
duane allman-blue sky, one way out, melissa

i know you probably like metallica a lot but like you said, put it aside. listen to songs from the guitarists i suggested. you probably heard a lot of them already but still, good guitar, even if you dont personally like the songs.

i had the same problem after a while of playing guitar. you dont know what more to do. i dont know your level but after you learn your first solo, it all gets easier. solo to iron man and to stairway to heaven are 2 of the first solos i learned.

i dont know if this helps you out but good luck man



of course it helps!!! thanks for the list. i will try out all of those songs first thing I wake up tomorrow.
thanks again.
#7
Buy a metronome. Timing is what it is all about. If you can afford it take lessons. There is nothing better then someone pushing you along to improve skill. But,if you you need a album to jam with go out any buy Judas Priest's British Steel. Learn it cover to cover and you have a pretty damm good foundation for rock n roll.
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#8
Look into different songs. For me, I used to love Classic Rock, but since my friend started recommending me stuff, I now LOVE RHCP, and am more into avant-garde and stuff.
RHCP is also really good for learning improvising too, since Frusciante pretty much improvises every solo he plays, so it's a nice start to pick up some licks and improvise with.

This is also something I've gotten into recently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU
I love harmony like this.
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#9
something like the faceless?

I say pick a tough song and work very slowly for a long time until you get it perfect..It must be a song that you adore because otherwise You will lose interest.